Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

  • Open the door to a wide range of graduate roles & specialisations with a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • The Australian Government covers part of the cost of the course (if you pay via HECS-HELP loan)
  • Recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council

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At a glance

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Swinburne (RTO 3059)
Career Opportunities
  • Psychologist
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Counselling Psychologist

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.


Relevant academic or work experience



Course length
Set your own timetable & finish the course within 2 years (minimum) to 9 years (maximum)
Study mode


Reports, essays, projects & exams
Start date

3 start dates per year.

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Swinburne (RTO 3059)
Payment options

Study now pay later – HECS-HELP

Upfront payment

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To gain entry into this course, you must have:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent, (VCE studies must have included successful completion of units 3 and 4 in English with a minimum study score of 25 in English), and meet the associated minimum ATAR; OR
  • a Certificate IV qualification or above; OR
  • at least 4 years of related work experience

Courses are only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

What you'll learn

You'll get to study specialised areas such as:

  • Developmental psychology
  • Cognition
  • Social psychology
  • Personality
  • Design and measurement
  • Psychological measurement
  • Abnormal psychology

Course structure

24 units

Core units

  1. Learning & communicating online

  2. Psychology 101

  3. Developmental psychology

  4. Abnormal psychology

  5. Psychology of personality

  6. Analysis of variance

  7. Psychology 100

  8. Cognition & human performance

  9. Psychology project A

  10. Social psychology

  11. Foundations of statistics

  12. Multivariate statistics

Major units


    You will need to complete 12 electives as part of this course. You can select your units from a range of other Swinburne Online courses.

    Support and delivery

    Studying with Swinburne Online

    Support for students

    Set your own timetable

    Designed for maximum flexibility, this psychology course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

    There are 3 teaching periods a year, and you can enrol in 1 to 4 units every period.

    Payment options

    There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

    1. Study now pay later – HECS-HELP

    This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme.

    This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

    2. Upfront payment

    You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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